Mormon 7:7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.
In three weeks, our family will be moving to another state. Of course, this means we are frantically trying to get EVERYTHING IN THE ENTIRE WORLD DONE before we leave. (Hmmm… am I a little bit stressed?) I feel a need to try to “tie up loose ends” in my calling, and, of course, I’m starting to look back on how I’ve done over the past 18 months or so as the deacon’s quorum adviser.
A seven-year-old boy confessed to beating his seven-month-old sister to death. Is this not a sin because he was under eight years old? Is he accountable for this act? Surely a seven-year-old (unless totally pathological) understands that it is wrong to kill. Does this have implications for our thinking about what consitutes sin (in other words, what factors are required in order for an act to be considered a sin)?
It’s time for a new feature: Guess that Prominent Mormon!
The long lines at Pope John Paul II’s viewing made me think of an interesting question connected with our concept of God as a physical being in the form of a man.